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Need pic of Child Seat hardpoint (aka LATCH)


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#1 Dickensheets

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 02:27 PM

My wife wants the LATCH stsyem bad for our two couch monkeys. My options are:

1) newer car
2) roll my own system

If someone could post a photo of their's I would appreciate it. I beleieve they are standard equipment on all 2000 and newer cars. Should be under or in the vicinity of the seat bottom near the seatbelts.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:52 PM

Here is what I think you are talking about from my '00obw. It has it for the center rear seat.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:14 PM

Actually, the LATCH points are simply steel "loops" or D rings bolted to the floor. To find them, they're usually painted black and are found between the bottom of the seatback and the bottom cushion. Sort of next to where the seatbelts pictured above are anchored.

Sorry no pix (I've got an earlier model) but I work with new cars every day, and that's where most of the LATCH anchors are...some are also on the floor of the "wayback" part of station wagons, just behind the back seat.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:28 PM

Hm....ok is that what this thing is?
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:59 PM

Nope. It's usually (I'm trying to remember what they look like in Subarus) just a steel loop about 1 1/2 inches bolted to the floor, painted gloss black..nothing attached to it. IIRC on Subarus, there's a plastic cover about 2 inches square, same color as the upholstery, that covers the hole that the anchor resides in. Embossed on that cover is a pic of a boat anchor on a chain. Easily flipped up or removed, revealing the LATCH anchor.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:52 PM

Nope. It's usually (I'm trying to remember what they look like in Subarus) just a steel loop about 1 1/2 inches bolted to the floor, painted gloss black..nothing attached to it. IIRC on Subarus, there's a plastic cover about 2 inches square, same color as the upholstery, that covers the hole that the anchor resides in. Embossed on that cover is a pic of a boat anchor on a chain. Easily flipped up or removed, revealing the LATCH anchor.


Thanks for the effort porcupine73.

I will look for these on my car and if they are not there I will consider a nuts and bolts solution.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 01:15 AM

so does an 2000 obw limited have latch system, or anchors? my 1st child is due anyday now. pic would be awesome.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:14 AM

so does an 2000 obw limited have latch system, or anchors? my 1st child is due anyday now. pic would be awesome.


It should. Congrats by the way.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:24 AM

http://www.pbase.com/image/2493846

http://www.carseat.o...l/622_Latch.htm

The latch looks like this (metal "D" ring attached to a hard point on the car between the top and bottom seat cushions). When I get home tonight, I'll post a pic from my 2002 that has them.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:50 PM

i check and i did not notice any "D" ring under the seat when i fliped it up. the obw does have top strap anchors, but that wouldnt help. we went to the chp and they help us fit it better.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:54 AM

Attached File  Latch.jpg   46.69K   10 downloads

Attached File  Latch2.jpg   44.71K   11 downloads

Latch pics attached. You need of these 2 "Latches" per car seat. I saw a universal retrofit at Baby's R Us a few months ago. However, I bet you can just go to the hardware store and get the appropriate d hook and mounting bolts as well.




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